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  • Cauda Equina - Result Not Cause

    Bernie, age 80, promised in December he would dance at his daughter's upcoming wedding inFixing Leg Numbness, Back Pain, Flank Pain, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Three Unhealthy Surgeries, Part I.Part II of Bernie's story looked behind the scenes of how...

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  • Fast Fitness - High Nutrition Garden, Free

    Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Bend right and pull one of the highest nutrition garden items, free, even if you have not planted a garden:Find dandelions. You can tell them by their jagged leaves. The leaves gave them their name, from the French fo...

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  • Grunting and Exercise

    Grunting in the gym made recent news. A member was forcibly removed from a gym when others complained. The article told of factions arguing who was right if grunting and other loud vocalizations when exerting for exercise were helpful or needless ...

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  • Exercise Common Sense Discipline - Turn Down Halloween Junk Food

    Martial arts class fell on Halloween night this year. Would students pay lip service to health and discipline in class then go out eating unhealthy junk?The festival of Halloween, Samhain (pronounced "saow-in") or Summer's end, Hallotide, Saint's ...

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  • An Exercise in Helping People Get Healthy

    Healthful eating is not difficult or expensive. It is cheaper to stop buying junk and convenience food, and it is easier to eat a piece of fruit than to fry food.Over the holidays, we called a friend in Madison Wisconsin. She is a visually-impaire...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds 4.34

    Thank you Grand Rounds 4.34 for including my post Fix One Pain, Don't Cause Another among the best medical posts of the week.In a hospital, Grand Rounds is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic. On the web, the weekly Grand Rounds is an e...

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  • Indiana Jones Rocket Sled

    The new Indiana Jones movie came out this past weekend, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It is set in 1957 with fun fitness and iconry of the era, for future blog posts. Today - the Rocket Sled.In the early part of the movie, Indiana Jones and th...

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  • Working In An Underwater Lab

    I am a scientist in human physiology. I study how the body works in extremes of environments. I lived on mountains and underwater. I slept outdoors in snow to study cold adaptation. I spun pilots in centrifuges until their faces looked like shar p...

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  • Daughter's Love Saves Parent's Knees

    A special story came in. I had been answering inquiries from a reader who wrote me to ask how to stop her mother's knee pain, and after her mother was better, to help her father. I was charmed by this good daughter who wanted to help her parents. ...

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  • Which Shoes Help Exercise, Fall Prevention, and Ankles?

    We are in the cold, damp Tennessee mountains for the rest of the week, teaching at a medical school program of wilderness medicine. It should be warmer than home in the Northeast US where it's snowing, and the Schuylkill River, and water bottle on...

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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